Silvertone Mine

Past Producer in Alaska, United States with commodities Silver, Gold, Lead, Antimony

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002929
MRDS ID A015421
Record type Site
Current site name Silvertone Mine

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -147.56963, 65.01356 (WGS84)
Location accuracy 1000(meters)
Relative position 12 MILES NORTH OF FAIRBANKS
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS MF-413, LOC. 20. DEPOSIT ON DIVIDE BETWEEN FOX, FLUME, AND SEATTLE CREEKS ABOUT 2 MILES SW OF PEDRO DOME LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Silver Primary
Gold Primary
Lead Primary
Antimony Tertiary

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Gold Ore
Jamesonite Ore

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Plutonic Rock > Mafic Intrusive Rock > Diorite

Nearby scientific data

(1) -147.56963, 65.01356

Comments on the geologic information

  • VEINS NARROW.

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Past Producer
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Fairbanks

Comments on development

  • DEPOSIT EXPLORED DURING LATE 1950'S.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A015421

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS MF-413 (A-2), LOC. 20

  • Deposit

    USGS BULL. 1246, P. 218.

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit A SERIES OF IRON-STAINED QUARTZ VEINS UP TO A FOOT THICK CUT DIORITIC ROCKS AND CONTAIN ARGENTIFEROUS GALENA, JAMESONITE, ALTERATION PRODUCTS, AND SOME GOLD.

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1987 Powers, M.T. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey